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Author Harvey, Irene E., 1953-

Title Labyrinths of exemplarity : at the limits of deconstruction / Irene E. Harvey.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  110 HARV    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 281 pages ; 23 cm.
Series SUNY series in contemporary continental philosophy.
SUNY series in contemporary continental philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) and index.
Contents Preface: Dimensions of Exemplarity vii -- Introduction: Exemplarity As the Elixir of Thinking 1 -- Part 1. Threads of Exemplarity -- 1 For Emile 13 -- 2 For Sophie 73 -- 3 For Us 83 -- Part 2. Theories of Exemplarity -- 4 Thematized: Exemplarity in Pedagogy 121 -- 5 Unthematized Theories of Exemplarity 147 -- Part 3. Exemplarity and Deconstructibility -- 6 Derrida's Rousseau 179 -- Part 4. Rhetorics of Exemplarity -- 7 Theories of Rhetorics and the Places of Example 209.
Summary Labyrinths of Exemplarity presents the first comprehensive, in-depth study of the problem of exemplarity -- or how we move between the general and the particular in order to try to understand our world. The author's focus ranges from the most basic and fundamental issues of what examples are and where they come from to the complex key issues of how examples function in the discourses they inhabit and what this functioning tells us about the nature of examples or exemplarity itself. The problem is treated especially in connection to Rousseau and Aristotle, with reference to deconstruction (especially Derrida) and the range of Western metaphysics. Ultimately, a new theory of examples is offered, one not drawn from the assumptions made by earlier philosophers but rather from the usage and functioning of examples in philosophical discourse.
Subject Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Derrida, Jacques.
Paradigm (Theory of knowledge)
ISBN 0791454630 (acid-free)
0791454649 (paperback: acid-free)